§ 1. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the large number of prosecutions for failing to renew dog licences; and whether he will issue a circular to local licensing authorities advising them to send a postal reminder to licensees prior to the date of expiry.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. J. Enoch Powell)
My right hon. Friend has no information other than that given to the hon. Member on 12th April by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Home Secretary. The issue of reminders is a matter for local discretion, and my right hon. Friend sees no need for the issue of a circular.